The Town Clerk is the keeper of the records.  This office is responsible for all documents from the early 1700's to the present and are currently stored in the Town's vault.  These records include but not limited to: all town birth, marriage and death records, business certificates, dog licenses, fuel tank licenses and official legal documents. The local and state elections are mandated by strict laws and governed by the Town Clerk for all to exercise their right to vote. At Town Meeting, the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator are mandated by law to accurately administer the votes, record the minutes, document amendments and certify all votes taken.  The Town Clerk's Office works with all the Town Departments and the many voluntary Boards and Committees of Sterling; the Town Clerk is mandated by the Secretary of State and Attorney General's Office and the Division of Local Services to maintain compliance to local mandates and over 376 Massachusetts General Laws.  The Annual Town Report and the Street List are created, written and assembled by this office.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Dawn E. Michanowicz Town Clerk, Registrar, Records Access Officer 978 422 8111 ext 2307
Jeanne M. Survell Assistant Town Clerk and Notary 978 422 8111 ext 2307
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